Fowler College of Business

The Fowler College of Business is dedicated to educating and inspiring students to become entreprene

Our college celebrates research and teaching excellence as we prepare business leaders to serve in top positions throughout the world. We are dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating students to become entrepreneurial thinkers, innovative leaders and socially responsible global citizens.

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01/18/2024

Don't miss out on the chance to level up your career in global business development, information systems, and cybersecurity. Unlock incredible hands-on learning experiences, and set yourself on the path to career advancement. Apply here by February 1st and seize the opportunity:
https://business.sdsu.edu/admissions/graduate

12/07/2023

Liam Staninger, a 2023 graduate from the one-year Master of Science in Global Business Development (MSGBD) program, was seeking a new career that better aligned with his interests. “I needed to find a degree program that allowed me to gain business acumen, pivot my career path, and further expand my knowledge of international business.” The MSGBD program proved to be the perfect fit and helped him land a full-time role with global telecommunications giant Cox Communications upon his graduation.

Click here to learn more about Liam’s journey and why he would recommend the program to those interested in international business and considering a graduate degree: https://bit.ly/3uXPAJe

BrightSide Produce 11/29/2023

Managed and operated by students at San Diego State University, BrightSide Produce at helps to provide accessible, fresh, and healthy produce options to those in communities that are commonly underserved.

The impact of the program continues to grow with weekly produce deliveries occurring at 29 corner, liquor, and convenience stores in National City and the Southeast regions of the City of San Diego.

Learn more here:

BrightSide Produce

Photos from Fowler College of Business's post 11/22/2023

Ambassador W. Stuart Symington joined us on campus last week for San Diego State University’s President’s Lecture Series held in conjunction with The Charles W. Hostler Institute on World Affairs. As a former ambassador to Nigeria, Rwanda, Djibouti and Niger, Symington reflected on America’s partnership with Africa in a presentation titled: “What have you done with me lately?”

The lecture, paired with a Q & A session, gave SDSU students a chance to inquire about diplomacy, conflict resolution, foreign policy and more. We extend a special thank you to Chinyeh Hostler, President Adela de la Torre, Dean Dan Moshavi, and Director Nancy Nicholson for their contributions in ensuring an overall successful event.

11/14/2023

“My professors at SDSU prepared me well for a position in public accounting and it’s the reason I landed a job right after I graduated.”

SDSU alumnae Claudia and Caroline Buchegger are identical twins with identical degrees- but their paths to earn them were unique. Thanks to their dedication to the program and support from one another, both of them successfully earned their MSA degrees and are now thriving within their accounting careers.

Read more about their Fowler experience and journey to success here: https://bit.ly/3FYoBzO

10/20/2023

This week, we had the honor of recognizing two Fowler lecturers, Kristine Ehrich and Narelle MacKenzie, with the 2023 Glazer Outstanding Lecturer Fellowship award. The award is part of an endowment established by SDSU alumnus and former lecturer, Jeff Glazer. Please join us as we extend our congratulations to both Kristine and Narelle!

10/18/2023

The Corky McMillin Center for Real Estate (TCMCRE), in conjunction with the SDSU Real Estate Society (RES), recently led a hands-on Real Estate Financial Modeling (REFM) certification class for 45 Fowler business students. Bruce Kirsch, the program founder, led the 8-hour program, which taught students financial and equity joint venture modeling used in the commercial real estate industry.
The class is part of an ongoing collaboration between TCMCRE and RES to provide supplemental real estate focused education to complement core curriculum, and to better prepare students for careers in real estate operations, development, and management.

10/12/2023

Jack Brady’s Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) degree has propelled his career at biotech leader Illumina. Brady got his MSA at Fowler, with a specialization in financial reporting.
“The knowledge and the networking opportunities that can be gained throughout the program endlessly enhances your utility and credibility within the corporate workplace.”

Read more on how Brady’s master’s degree positively impacted his career and the advice he offers to prospective MSA degree seekers: https://bit.ly/3Qij39m

Photos from Fowler College of Business's post 10/10/2023

Our Wendy Gillespie Center for Advancing Global Business was honored to host the 2023 CIBER Directors' Annual Meeting. The event brought together teams from the 16 Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), which are funded by the Department for Education under Title VI, Part B of the Higher Education Act.
The CIBER network links the United States business community with the international education, language training, and research of 16 universities across the country- Fowler College of Business at SDSU being one of them. A big thank you to everyone in attendance. We are looking forward to next year's conference!

Read more about CIBER here: https://us-ciberweb.org/about/

09/19/2023

David Pace, MBA (‘22), serves as the deputy director of the DIII-D National Fusion Facility at San Diego-based General Atomics. As his career was evolving into a management role, he wanted to further his education with an MBA to develop the skills needed to navigate within his new environment. “I found many of my daily tasks were more related to managing resources than doing science.”

“I chose the MBA program at Fowler because it is highly rated and the course schedule was very accommodating to part-time students.”

Click here to read more: https://bit.ly/3LuT0ZI

09/06/2023

“The program provided me with a comprehensive understanding of business strategies, market dynamics, relationship development and network expansion, which gave me an advantage during my job search and led to multiple opportunities…”

In 2022, Adnan Hamdani earned his Master of Science in Global Business Development (MSGBD) from the Fowler College of Business at SDSU. The curriculum in the program was created for students who want to advance their careers in international business while focusing on global sales and business development. Following his graduation, Hamdani quickly landed a position as a district sales executive with a Fortune 500 global logistics company.

Distinguished Faculty Awards 2023 - Dr. Michelle Dean 08/25/2023

Management professor, Michelle Dean, was named the 2023 recipient of the Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award from the Fowler College of Business. The prestigious award was given to Dean based on her “leadership role in human resources management curriculum development,” and “her deep commitment to student success.” Congratulations Michelle!

Watch her recognition video here:

Distinguished Faculty Awards 2023 - Dr. Michelle Dean

08/24/2023

We'd like to extend our welcome to the Fowler College of Business's 10 newest faculty members. With this new group comes a wealth of knowledge, diverse backgrounds and a profound dedication to education and research. Join us in welcoming them to San Diego State University! Click here to learn more: https://bit.ly/3KYKVvX

08/09/2023

Recent graduate, Thanh Dung Ha (’23, MSA), accepted an offer to work at a local firm as a tax associate, directly following her graduation from the MSA program in May 2023.

“SDSU’s MSA program, along with the networking opportunities it offered, opened doors for me to secure…a full-time job, with a firm I truly admire.”

Read more about Ha’s success here: https://bit.ly/3qqny7r

07/21/2023
07/20/2023

Two lecturers from the Fowler College of Business, share their expertise on the potential marketing and economic impact that the writers’ and actors’ strikes could have on San Diego Comic Con 2023.

Click here to read the full article: https://bit.ly/43u1ciU

07/14/2023

Giacomo Pizzigoni (’13, MBA) brought Milan-style pizza to San Diego with the opening of his restaurant Ambrogio15 in 2016. Since then, he and his business partner have expanded to five locations county-wide, with a sixth opening in Scottsdale, AZ. He attributes much of his success to the MBA program at the Fowler College of Business.

“The time I spent earning my MBA was one of the most rewarding experiences in my life…[the] program taught me to put myself out there without fear.”

Click the link to read more on Pizzigoni’s journey as an entrepreneur: https://bit.ly/3rodOKZ

06/27/2023

“As a well-respected public company, Costco offers good growth opportunities that allow our management students to convert their paid internships into full-time supervisory careers…”- Chamu Sundaramurthy, management department chair in the Fowler College of Business.

partners with locations within San Diego County for business internships including work in departments such as shipping, merchandising and membership service. Costco Wholesale Manager Pat Gaffney’s (‘87) goal is for “graduates…[to] hopefully make a career at Costco and move up into leadership roles.”

Click here to read more: http://bit.ly/3Xr0Rfm

7 Surprising Jobs for MBA Graduates 06/14/2023

In this U.S. News and World Report story, dean Dan Moshavi describes how MBA programs are adapting to growing market trends, with an increased focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

7 Surprising Jobs for MBA Graduates MBA skills can open doors to careers in many fields beyond consulting and finance, experts say.

06/06/2023

"Hard work, long hours, dedication, and multitasking was required to earn my bachelor's degree and I've adopted that philosophical work ethic throughout my life."

Bernadette Griggs ('95, accountancy) came to the U.S. from Belize alone as a brave 17-year-old. She knew her path to success included a college education so she attended classes at night while raising a family. Now a proud SDSU Alumni and leader at one of San Diego's largest non-profits, she's working to provide technology and resources to young students in her hometown.

Read her story: bit.ly/43I3oDZ

06/06/2023

The Wall Street Journal spoke with assistant professor of finance, Anurag Mehrotra, about how real estate contingencies affect the homebuying process.

Read more: https://bit.ly/3CdrrPn

NewsCenter | SDSU | Three and Done 06/01/2023

“Fowler makes it really easy to get involved, they have things lined up for you, and it was very minimal work to get the internship I did. I definitely loved the easy access and ability to network and find these opportunities.”

Recent grad Anna-Kaye Powell received her bachelor's degree in Accounting after only three years. Through her professional internships and campus involvement, she also landed her first job at a Big Four firm!

Read her story: bit.ly/3CqkwTj

NewsCenter | SDSU | Three and Done Professional internships and campus involvement help new accounting graduate land first job at a Big Four firm.

05/23/2023

We’re excited to share that management major Kelena Sauer was named to the 2023 Stopper of the Year Award Midseason Watch List by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association!

Kelena was also recently recognized at SDSU’s ACE Awards which honors the university’s student-athlete scholars.

Congratulations, Kelena!

Read more ⚾🗞️: bit.ly/3OB05Kj

05/16/2023

Congrats to recent grad Kekoa Brehm for being recognized with the Zahn Spirit of Innovation Award!

Inspired by his love for the fashion scene, Kekoa funneled his creative energy into building his own clothing brand.

Read his story: bit.ly/3LZWkv6

Photos from San Diego State University's post 05/15/2023
NewsCenter | SDSU | Company Seeking to Help Student Parents Wins ZIP/Lavin Social Venture Challenge 05/11/2023

A group of four students won first place and a $10,000 grand prize for presenting their new business idea, Parent Share, at the Chinyeh Hostler Social Venture Challenge hosted by the ZIP Launchpad and Lavin Entrepreneurship Center.

"Parent Share was created by parents who have been, or currently are, students working their way through college to provide the best life and opportunities for their children."

Read more - bit.ly/42ub3FC

NewsCenter | SDSU | Company Seeking to Help Student Parents Wins ZIP/Lavin Social Venture Challenge SDSU student entrepreneurs showcase technologies designed to address social/environmental issues and compete for a $10,000 grand prize during the Chinyeh Hostler Social Venture Challenge.

NewsCenter | SDSU | SDSU’s Top 10 Degrees Among 2023 Graduates 05/09/2023

We're looking forward to celebrating all of our 2023 graduates in a few short days!

Four of the top ten most popular degrees at SDSU in 2023 were Fowler programs (accounting, general business, finance, and marketing)!

Read more: bit.ly/3nPrXQ7

NewsCenter | SDSU | SDSU’s Top 10 Degrees Among 2023 Graduates The Class of 2023 includes a diverse group of students from across departments on campus including computer science, psychology and criminal justice.

05/05/2023

We are excited to share that 96 student-athletes were honored for their academic accomplishments at the SDSU Ace Awards held on April 24! The students recognized earned a 3.0 GPA or higher during either the Spring 2022 or Fall 2022 semesters. Five Fowler student-athletes also received the Jim Malik award for earning a 4.0 GPA during those semesters.

SDSU swimmer and management major, Alex Roberts, was named Athlete of the Year alongside basketball player Matt Bradley.
Congrats, Aztecs!

Read more 🗞️⭐: bit.ly/3NDWWsZ

05/04/2023

We’re excited to share a recent news feature of the James Silberrad Brown Center for A.I. Research on CBS8! Director Aaron Elkins discussed how the center benefits students, the variety of research conducted, and more. 🤖

Watch the full video: bit.ly/3LuSmKL

05/03/2023

: Day in the Life of Hannah Do, an International Business Major with a focus in Marketing. Hannah is an intern in the HR Department acting as a Human Resources Project Coordinator.

“I am so excited to contribute to 902Youth’s endeavors in supporting students like myself, as well as help their growth as a non-profit organization. 902Youth has been an organization that greatly emphasizes the importance of mental health which was what drew me to their organization in the first place. I have met so many different kinds of people, from across the world through this internship and I am truly grateful for this opportunity!”

Read her blog post ⌨️: bit.ly/41WLAV8

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